Shipwreck in Palmyra Atoll

Image: Shipwreck in Palmyra Atoll

Detailed Description

Shipwrecks and other artificial structures increase the potential for large invasions of unwanted species into coral reefs, even relatively pristine ones. In this picture, a shipwreck in the remote Palmyra Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean resulted in the dense colonization of an invasive coral-like species called Rhodactis howesii, pictured here.

Details

Image Dimensions: 2560 x 1920

Location Taken: US